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An Inductor Model for Analyzing the Performance of Printed Meander Line Antennas in Smart Structures

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Meander line antenna has been considered desirable on flight vehicles to reduce drag and minimize aerodynamic disturbance; however, the antenna design and performance analysis have made mostly by trial-and-error. An inductor model by simulating the meander line sections as electrical inductors and the interconnecting radiation elements as a quasi-monopole antenna is developed to analyze the antenna performance. Experimental verifications of the printed meander line antennas embedded in composite laminated substrates show that the inductor model is effective to design and analyze. Of the 4 antennas tested, the discrepancy of resonant frequency in simulation and experiment is within 4.6%.

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Yang, S. and Huang, C. (2014) An Inductor Model for Analyzing the Performance of Printed Meander Line Antennas in Smart Structures. Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, 6, 244-252. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2014.69025.

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